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Volume 32, Issue 3

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:00

Beware of Artificial Readiness

Written by  Jeff Garrison

Everyone loves good news and hates the bad. Hearing “yes” is great, hearing “no” is not so great. Desiring to hear “you will be getting all you asked” is human nature. It makes life better, less stressful, and often times makes your job simpler. Just like there is no crying in baseball, good intentions by themselves do not belong in disaster readiness. It is the responsibility – and the burden – of the business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) planner to determine whether the in-place recovery plan will realistically support the recovery time objective requested or required by the business. Obstacles may exist – some innocent, others not so much – in the path to true BC/DR readiness. Some of these obstacles may not be related to cost, schedule, or force of nature but may instead be comprised of an organic, thinking, breathing form. Let us meet a few. The ‘Need A Win’